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Today's Headlines

Merrill Lynch Whistleblowers Awarded Record $83 Million
Decision tied to suit alleging misuse of customer funds for proprietary trading.
Most Breakaway Advisors Enjoying Freedom and Higher Revenue
A Schwab survey shows indie RIAs were able to retain an average of 87% of old clients.
DOL Won’t Enforce Parts of the DOL Rule Already in Place
Feds back away from “best interest” requirement after appeals court negates consumer rule.
LPL Clients Can Borrow Goldman Sachs’ Money Against Investments
Wall Street firm says access to sophisticated lending can deepen advisor-client relationships.
Morgan Stanley Advisor Faces Sexual Harassment Suit
He allegedly recruited gym employee as his assistant, subjected her to sleaze.
Finra Needs to Make the Move on Unpaid Arb Awards
The industry’s self-regulator shouldn’t wait for Congress to set up award pools.
Vote: What’s Next for The DOL's Fiduciary Reform Rules?

A recent court decision could put the Department of Labor out of the fiduciary-reform game in favor of the SEC, where such efforts are already underway. Or it could let a deregulation-minded administration smother the initiative altogether. Which outcome do you think is likelier?